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Mark Southerland

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Infinity exists regardless of mankind's ability to conceptualize it.

Thought experiment:

Let's say we figuratively put everything in existence into a box. In order for that box to take shape as a 6 sided construct, we have essentially created boundaries to what is inside the box and what is outside the box.

What is outside the box is the continuation of infinity whether it be infinite solid, space or matter interspersed with space.

Infinity therefore cannot be bounded and cannot be measured. No limit exists as well as no point of origin. Infinity has always been infinite.

Now due to the universal truth that is infinity and I say that to mean that we can always trust infinity to be the quality of infinite, we can then know that infinity is a quality that can be applicable to an infinite number of qualities.

Infinitely large
Infinitely small
Infinite time
Infinite space
Infinite matter
Infinite levels of intelligence or life forms
Infinite forms of energy
On and on because infinity has room for everything.

Infinity has its concept and function in mathematics, but I think infinity proves itself to exist in the physical realm as well.

If infinity is limited, then educate me on the word that is that which is beyond infinity. If this is so, then our definition of infinity is incorrect.

Thank you

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  • May 14 2013: Infinity is an idea that dodges anyone trying to approach it, people had lost their reason and even their life in trying to understand it. Just to give you an idea of what I'm talking about, imagine: staring at certain point in a plane you project 3 lines in of the same length with 120 degrees of separation, you can then connect the ending points of each line in order to form a triangle, if at half of the distance of each line (60 degrees) you project another 3 lines of the same length you can connect the ending points to form an hexagon, if you repeat the process over and over again, progressively you will get closer a shape that would look more and more like a circle, however in order to reach a perfect circle you will need an infinite number of lines... but what if: once you have a perfect circle you double the length of the lines?... you won't have a perfect circle anymore, there will be gaps that would only be filled by adding another infinite number of lines... can you see the implications?... This means: your assumption that infinite is equal to infinite is wrong, because there are infinities that are greater than others. In this exercise you started with 3 lines, then 6, and then doubled them over and over again, so this means: infinite can be divided exactly by 3, 6, 12, 24, etc.. but you can repeat the experiment starting with 2, 5, 7, 11 or 13 lines, and after a while you will realize that you can divide infinite by any integer number and the result will always be a number which is both integer and infinite.. so the conclusion that not all infinities are equal seems unavoidable.

    The reason of this is that "infinity" is only a mathematical concept designed to deal with numbers beyond human comprehension. Consider the number of grains of sand in a beach, it maybe so overwhelmingly huge that for practical proposes you can safely consider it infinite, but sure as the sun, there is a finite number of them, the same applies for the atoms in the universe, etc.

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